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VIDEO: Dan Crenshaw Responds To Critics, Says It’s Time To ‘Take Control Of Narrative’ On Red Flag Laws

Maybe we should hear him out?

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw has received a lot of negative feedback from his response to the two mass shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over a week ago, but he’s not backing down from what he said that stirred up all the controversy, opting instead to clarify what his remarks meant.

Here’s what Crenshaw had to say about the blowback via The Daily Wire:

“Earlier this week, President [Donald] Trump indicated his support for something called red flag laws. I stated on Twitter that maybe we should consider them at the state level, maybe we should have a conversation about it, and it should be a conversation,” Crenshaw said. “Unfortunately, that’s not what happened.”

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“Clearly even the words ‘red flag law’ just emotionally triggered a lot of people, made you guys really mad at me. It seemed that no amount of explanation was able to quell your fears or convince you otherwise, convince you that somehow the president and I had not betrayed you,” Crenshaw said. “That is not true, of course, and it’s sad that many of you think that, it really is.”

“When we say ‘red flag laws,’ you guys stop listening,” he continued. “You can’t hear what we’re suggesting because, understandably, you automatically assume that we’re just agreeing with the left’s version of that law and we all know that the left’s version would not be good, it would not protect due process. But as it turns out, that isn’t what we’re talking about at all.”

Crenshaw went on to explain, “Making sure that due process could not be abused is at the heart of any conservative solution to the supposed red flag laws. In our version of what those would look like, I’ve laid out specific safeguards that would have to be in place for us to support any type of red flag law.”

Crenshaw went on to give a few examples such as the requirement of clear and convincing evidence, punishment for false accusations, right to attorney and cross-examination, and limited standing to accuse.

“Here’s the thing, I understand your fears about bad red flag laws. Red flag law is a general concept. There could be good ones and there can be bad ones. You should be against the bad ones, as I am.”

Crenshaw concluded by stating, “The whole purpose of what the president did, and what I am doing, in trying to start a conversation about this is so that we take control of the narrative and propose solutions that actually do protect due process rights.[Let’s] ensure that we aren’t on the sidelines when Democrats are proposing blatantly unconstitutional laws that would not protect your due process.”

“It’s a conversation that conservatives have actually been having for a very long time. It’s not new at all and it definitely does not deserve the emotional reaction that it has gotten. We are better than that. Let’s be better than that.”

Here’s where a lot of conservatives go wrong on this issue, and to be honest, the reason they go wrong is the fault of greedy, gun hating leftists. There’s something that needs to be done in order to ensure that the chances of these mass shootings are reduced.

Unlike what the left says, there’s no way to eliminate them entirely. Unfortunately, mankind has been corrupted since the fall of Adam and Eve and the only thing that can renew the heart and spirit that leads to such great acts of evil is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

So aside from that, the way we can make folks the safest is to at least have a conversation about what can be done in this case that will not involve infringing on someone’s right to own a firearm.

It’s a complicated matter, but it’s a discussion we need to have, otherwise, eventually, the left will have the conversation for us after folks have grown tired of the violence, and we may not like how that plays out.

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Mnuchin To Request More Funds From Congress If Small Businesses Use Up $350B In Forgivable Loans

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Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated on Wednesday that should small businesses use up all of the $350 billion in loans to be administered by the Small Business Association to help keep them afloat during the social distancing measures being taken to contain the coronavirus. Here’s more on this from Washington Examiner: “One of the things I’ve heard is this small business program is going to be so popular that we’re going to run out of the $350 billion. If that’s the case, I can assure you that will be at the top of the list for me to go back to Congress on,” he told CNBC. The relief bill provides $350 billion to small businesses and other entities with zero-fee loans of up to $10 million to help cover payroll. These loans are available to businesses with 500 employees or less. The loans are forgivable to the extent that they are used to maintain payroll and pay other overhead. The loans are expected to be disbursed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Outside economists have said that the $350 billion allocation is much less than will be needed by small businesses looking to retain their workers. Earlier this week, Mnuchin stated that the loans included in the coronavirus relief package past last week would be available this Friday. Mnuchin spoke with Fox Business saying, “I’ve said these loans will be available starting on Friday, which will be at lightning speed. We hope later today that we’ll be releasing the documents and the instructions.” The coronavirus is continuing to wreak havoc on the United States as the death toll from the virus hits 4,000, which takes our numbers higher than those of China where the illness originated from.

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Devin Nunes Says School Closures Over Coronavirus Are ‘Way Overkill’

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When it comes to discussions about safety measures taken to manage the spread of the coronavirus, there seems to be two camps. One camp doesn’t think this virus is all that big of a deal and we ought to just get back to living life as normal with no concern for the seriousness of the matter. The other camp freaks out and thinks everything under the sun must be banned and shutdown for the next few years — or so it seems — until the virus goes away. Both are extremes, and funny enough, both are extremely stupid. It seems that Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican, falls into the first camp. Nunes recently came out and said that school closures over the virus are “way overkill.” Keep in mind, the virus has now killed 4,000 Americans, which is 700 more than the Chinese total of fatalities (if they are actually reporting their numbers accurately). Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: As they discussed former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s public health plan for how to combat the virus, Ingraham claimed it would mean people “can’t go back to a normal life” for 12 months. “Yeah, that’s not going to work. … The schools were just canceled out here in California, which is way overkill,” Nunes responded. “It’s possible kids could’ve went back to school in two weeks to four weeks, but they just canceled the rest of the schools. So, look: I’m optimistic here.” “If we don’t start to get people back to work in this country over the next week to two weeks, I don’t believe we can wait until, you know, the end of April. I just don’t know of any economy that’s ever survived where you unplug the entire economy and expect things to go…

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